64-Bit ARM Updates Sent In Ahead Of The Linux 5.5 Cycle

2019-Nov-24 | Tags: 64bitfedorakernelnvidiaubuntuupdate

Linux on ARMCatalin Marinas who oversees the 64-bit ARM (ARM64 / AArch64) architecture code within the mainline kernel has already submitted his pull request early for the Linux 5.5 kernel cycle beginning tonight or early on Monday.

Among the ARM64 changes coming with Linux 5.5 include: Workaround for a Neoverse N1 bug where the processor may fetch stale instructions. There is also a workaround for Cortex A57 and A72 processors where the CPU may corrupt the TLB from wrong speculation.

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